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to others. aaron gilchrist is at the super screen with more details. >> good morning. yes, several states are taking precautions to make sure the people who attended the super bowl are protected here. the indiana officials say a person with a confirmed case of the measles visited the super bowl village in indianapolis last friday along with about 200,000 other visitors. now, since then, three other confirmed cases of measles have shown up in two different counties in that state, and that has led the folks in indiana to warn both new york and massachusetts about those cases, along with the cdc. health officials are most concerned about the home states of the giants and the patriots, new yorknd a massachusetts because of the number of residents who traveled to indiana to watch the championship game. both states have also issued their own alerts to keep residents on the lookout for symptoms here. health officials in all three states say those exposed to the virus might not have even noticed they had symptoms. the official signs of fever, cough, runny nose, don't usually surface until 10 to 1
. aaron gilchrist has the latest from our newsroom. >> the jury thifrmgs 26 years is the appropriate punishment. 25 years on the murder charge and one year for the larceny charge. if the judge agrees, huguely would not get out of jail -- or rather would get out of jail by the time he's 50 years old. the jury decide he was guilty. they asked for a first-degree murder conviction that would have had huguely in jail for up to 40 years. prosecutors built their case on the idea that he beat yeardley love to death after a drunken rage. the defense says he went to talk to love and things turned physical. he did not intend to kill love but he did intend to cause injury which he knew or should have known could have caused death. >> we are, of course, disappointed with the verdict, but we've been proud to represent george in his fight for fairness over the last couple of years. >> there are yo winners in this case. there's nothing buts loss everywhere. our hearts go out for the love family. they've suffered enormously. >> love's family gave tearful testimony. george huguely and his family also
unfolded inside a federal building in long beach, california. news4's aaron gilchrist is in the newsroom with overnight developments. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this involved three agents in the immigration and customs enforcement office. that supervisor is in the hospital this morning after he was shot, too. here's what we know at this point. two agents got into some sort of altercation in an office on the seventh floor of the glen anderson federal building in long beach about 5:30 west coast time yesterday evening. one agent drew his service weapon and fired several times at another agent, believed to be his supervisor. the fbi leading the investigation and says the gunman was shot by a third agent. >> another agent working nearby intervened and fired his weapon to prevent additional rounds being fired at the victim. this resulted in the death of the shooter. at this time we believe this was an isolated incident, and we believe the shooter was acting alone. >> reporter: right now the fbi is in the early stages of this investigation. we're told the wounded agent is in stab
building in long beach. news4's aaron gilchrist is in the newsroom with overnight developments. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, this is the kind of workplace violence you don't ever expect to see. three armed federal agents involved in two shootouts inside their immigration and customs enforcement office. that supervisor in the hospital right now. here's what we know at this point. two agents got into some kind of altercation in a sevent floor office in the glen -- seventh floor office in the glen anderson federal building at 7:30 west coast time. one agent drew his service weapon and fired several times at another agent, believed to be his supervisor. the fbi leading the investigation here. it says the gunman was then shot by a third agent. >> another agent working nearby intervened and fired his weapon to prevent additional rounds being fired at the victim. this resulted in the death of the shooter. at this time, we believe this was an isolated incident, and we believe the shooter was acting alone. >> reporter: several agencies involved in this investigation this morning. we're to
gilchrist has a look at the possible outcomes. aaron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this morning the jury will begin considering a wide range of charges that could lead to vastly different punishments for george huguely. now both the prosecution and the defense have specific outcomes that they're aiming for. prosecutors argue george huguely should be found guilty of first-degree murder. for that outcome, prosecutors would have to have proved that huguely intended to harm yeardley love, and according to the law, intent can be formed in an instant. that conviction carries a possible sentence of life in prison. the defense, on the other hand, admits that huguely did play a role in love's death. but he thought she was alive when he left her apartment and did not intend to harm her. so they say because of that they want jurors to consider a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter which would carry a maximum sentence of ten years in prison. now there are several other outcomes that the jury could consider here. another offered by the prosecution is felony murder. you se
, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. we'll have that story in just a moment, but we begin with the return of some winter weather. a lot of folks in the area saw snow tonight. chuck bell is in storm center 4 with more for us. chuck, the question is, any more snow coming? >> well, yes indeed, aaron. we're going to get at least a little bit more snow overnight, not quite the punch we had earlier this evening but nonl the less a little bit more snow on the way. current temperatures are flirting just below the freezing mark across far southern pennsylvania, 33 now in hagerstown, maryland, 33 in martinsburg, west virginia. once the snow and rain stopped, temperatures went up across montgomery and fairfax counties. here on radar you can see light snow showers north of winchester moving in towards martinsburg, west virginia, right down the 270 corridor. be on the lookout for what might be another inch for a lucky few, but that's about it. a little light snow late tonight, maybe anotherdrier air sunday. >>> hit in the face with a brick. a police officer sent to the hospital after a confrontation with occu
of seven firefighters burned when flames became a fireball. good evening. i'm aaron gilchrist. the families of the two firefighters still in the hospital updated their conditions today. darcy spencer is live in washington hospital center with more on these firefighters' long road to recovery. >> reporter: the parents of those firefighters did speak this afternoon. it was very emotional, but now we want to show you a pick which you were -- picture of their sons here. what you see is ethan. he was able to walk to the hospital room of kevin o'tool, a fellow firefighter for a brief visit. this is the first time they have seen one another since this horrible incident. the families of two volunteer firefighters hurt while battling a vacant house fire friday night talked about their recovery. these are the parents of 21-year-old ethan sorel. >> ethan has been through quite an ordeal. >> reporter: their son, previously awarded for saving the life of a child, has burns to his airway and communicates with a pen and note pad. >> we pray every day that they would bless him and see him through this. >>
. >> seven firefighters burned, some still in critical condition tonight. good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. tonight, two of those firefighters are telling us about the heroism in inside that infer inferno. darcy spencer live at the fire station with that. darcy? >> these firefighters were injured last night. where were they tonight? right back here at their fire station. but their thoughts are at a hospital in washington. that's where their two fellow firefighters remain in critical condition. >> you just got released from the hospital today. tell us how you're feeling. how are you doing? >> still a little sore. just glad to be out. thought and prayers with kevin and ethan. >> reporter: michael mccleary has burns to his hands and rib injuries after being burned battling a blaze at riverdale friday night. the 19-year-old, one of seven prince george county firefighters who were hurt was visited at the hospital burn unit by the fire chief and county executive. >> have you ever been injured before like this? >> yeah, a year ago i was shocked when a house fire put in a same floor. so
seven firefighters. good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. three firefighters still in the hospital tonight after that fire in riverdale at a vacant house in the 6400 block of 57th avenue last night. firefighters from across the region are pulling for the recovery of their colleagues. news4 derrick ward has more. >> reporter: the charred remains of this house in riverdale evidence of the wind whipped inferno that raged here friday evening and the determination of those that rushed in. >> they made a quick entry believing that it was occupied because there was a car in the driveway. >> conditions got worse and it was clear there was no one inside and they pulled back from their interior attack. >> attention all units, evacuate the building. >> it was the same time the evacuation order was given that the blowtorch effect happened. >> reporter: likely driven by winds that whipped up the hill behind it. the plume of flame destroyed a staircase between the basement and first floor. there was an urgent but orderly accounting of all personnel. >> burns to the face. one poss
be bigger than just that. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. we'll have that story in just a moment. >>> we begin with the weather tonight. snow is coming down in roanoke, virginia. chuck says up to six inches could fall there in the southwestern part of the state. but here at home, our snowfall chances, well, they're not that good. chuck joins us to break it all down. >> hey there, aaron. indeed, it looks impressive on the radar. heavy snow across much of southwestern virginia. the moisture's trying to reach in our direction as well. the problem is, we've got a lot of dry air in place and it's well above the freezing mark. 42 at national airport. but 35 in fredericksburg, along i-95, where there is snow coming down now. enough to get some of the grass white. but the roads remain just wet, and not snow covered. that is important news. winter weather advisories and storm warnings continue. the snow line is going to try to inch towards the metro area here. but i don't think it will add up to too much. inside the red area is not even reaching the ground. flakes only maybe stic
night. >>> good evening. i'm aaron gilchrist. here's the latest. new video surfaced from thursday after she performed at a nightclub. she's hugging people just two days before her death. her body is currently at a morgue in los angeles awaiting autopsy now. right now, there's still no cause of death, but police say there are no signs of foul play. we may not find out how she died for several weeks. a tribute is being planned tonight at the grammy awards. mark barger has the latest. >> reporter: as the music industry prepared for its biggest night, it mourned the loss of a talent. >> that voice, oh my god. no one has ever come close to that voice. ♪ will always love you >> her legacy will be honored by jennifer hudson at the grammys tonight. >> she had a unique sound. she had a true gift. >> reporter: her body was transported to the hotel to the coroner's office this morning where an autopsy was performed. this afternoon, her 18-year-old daughter was taken by paramedics from the same hotel, hospitalized, and treated for stress. emotions from houston's ex-husband bobby brown. he left th
have spread it to others. aaron gilchrist has more details. >> several are taking precautions to make sure those who attended the super bowl are protected here. indiana health officials say a person with a confirmed case of the measles visiting the super bowl in indianapolis last friday along with about 200,000 other visitors. since then, three other confirmed cases of measles have shown up in two different counties in that state. that has led the goings the in indiana to warn folks in new york about those cases. they're most concerned about the home states of the giants and patriots because of the residents who travel. both states have also issued their own health alerts to keep residents on the lookout for symptoms here. health officials in all three states say those exposed to the virus might not even notice that they have symptoms. the initial signs of measles, fever, cough, runny nose don't surface until ten days after the exposure. if you were at the village on february 3rd, you might not notice anything until next monday, the 13th. health officials are asking anybody who thinks
in the district. news4's aaron gilchrist joins us from northwest with surveillance video of the man police are looking for. >> reporter: barbara, we are going to take a look at that really good video here in just a second. metropolitan police now are looking for a person of interest in an attempted sex assault that had been here in the 3200 block of 16th street. take a look at the video. this is an hispanic male who is 5'4" to 5'6" with black hair and brown eyes. they say he is a person of interest in an assault that attempted assault that happened near the majestic apartments. that's where this video comes from inside and outside the ma jess tech apartment buildings on 16th street. not a lot of detail about the incident that happened. we do know it was just before 3:00 a.m. on january 16 when someone attempted to sexually assault another person here in the 3200 block of 16th street. as a result of the investigation that came from that attempted assault police released this video on their youtube page after person of interest who they are looking for in connection with that incident on jan
about state government. aaron gilchrist joins us from northwest washington where the forum was held and more on what was said there. >> reporter: good morning. the conversation focused mostly on the economy. they talked about job sea sxags about balancing budgets. they agreed that those are core issues for the states right now. they also talked about gay marriage and on that issue these two above could not be further apart. virginia's bob mcdonnel and maryland's martin o'malley spent an hour going back and forth on topics ranging from president obama's policies to the differences in that your workup routines in a conversation sponsored by politico. they dedicated at least 15 points the social issue of gay marriage. >> this bill protects religious liberty and protects the rights of individuals equally in the context of civil marriage. >> reporter: o'malley championed the gay marriage bill that passed in the state legislature with thursday's senate vote. he says his view is was informed by the progressive's opinions of a younger generation of tolerant law makers and citizens. >> my ow
, but there are still a few more hurdles to clear before gay couples can actually walk down the aisle. aaron gilchrist is at the news4 superscreen with more on that. >> reporter: that bill passed with a narrow 25-22 vote in the maryland state senate. it sets maryland up to become the eighth state along with d.c. to legalize gay marriage. governor o'malley has already said that he will sign the bill into law as soon as it hits his desk. there are opponents of the bill, though, who say that they will stop same-sex marriage from becoming law and force the issue to a statewide referendum. now in order for that to happen, opponents have to collect more than 55,000 signatures by july 1. if they can do that, which is widely expected to happen, a question will appear on the ballot on november 6. that's election day. it will ask all maryland residents whether same-sex marriage should be legalized. right now, polls show that marylanders are evenly split on the issue, but if it passes in referendum, gay marriage would become law, effective january 1 of next year. now those who are in favor of a referendum have a
to the hospital, and the coroner reveals where the singer's body is found. good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. we'll have that story for you in just a moment. we begin, though, with the weather. another night of bitter, bitter cold and wind. meteorologist chuck bell is in storm center 4. chuck, make it go away. >> i can do that, aaron. it's going to take a little time, but we can certainly take that request under advisement out there. another cold night coming and as you make your plans to get your work and school week started monday morning, get the extra layer of warmth ready to go one more time. outside this evening live pictures of roslyn, virginia in arlington county. a very cold night indeed. temperatures are already back down into the mid 20s now. about 26 degrees there in roslyn. 28 in washington. 21 in manassas. leesburg 27. frederick, maryland also 27 degrees. wind chills have been dropped down into the teens and low 20s. so a very cold start for sure. the one good news is we've gotten rid of all the snowflakes flying across the area. the nearest snowflakes to us are stayi
. >>> good evening. i'm dorene gentzler. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. one of the most amazing finishes in super bowl history. here is a live picture now from manhattan as giants fans all over new york all five boroughs, are celebrating a big super bowl win. >> jim vance and dan hellie join us live from the field at lucas oil stadium. gentlemen, what a finish. great game. >> dorineeen and aaron, it's unbelievable. it's like these giants have been doing it all year long. eli keeps bringing them back and bringing them back. >> one of the cool things here tonight was that all over the stadium there were these signs, big banners, "deja blue." it's a reference i guess to four years ago. remember four years ago eli brought them back again. that time it was the catch on the helmet. i forget who -- >> david tyree. >> right. this time it was manningham. an incredible circus catch on the sidelines that kept them in the game and got them back -- and got them all the way down to the end. >> yeah. and it was the longest play of the game. these guys what a remarkable turnaround for t
association. too bad for aaron gilchrist. >> and lin scored the three-pointer at the buzzer to win for the knicks. >>> and pekignese named malachi is the top dog. >> probably the name that got it for him. named best in show at the 136th annual westminster kennel club show. this is the first time a pekignese has won the prestigious title since 1990. the 4-year-old beat out a long line of purebreds in the finals including a dalmatian, a german shepherd, a doberman pinshcer, irish setter, and wire haired daschund. his owner says the pup will now go into retirement in his hometown of east berlin, pennsylvania, between gettysburg and york, pennsylvania. he will enjoy a life of chasing squirrels and getting pampered. believe me, it does not get any better than that. >> our director says, you see where the batteries go in the back. he said, you think there are legs under there or wheels that go -- >> zip. >>> our time is 4:56. coming up, need help paying your mortgage? the colorful solution one company has come up with to help you make your payments. >>> want to make sure your employees a
story. good evening, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. schools in culpepper county, virginia will open two hours late tomorrow. in general, though, this is not going to be a president's day storm for the record books. storm 4 meet'll roh jift chuck bell joins us now with the details. and kind of a dud around here, chuck. >> no doubt about it. 2003 and had blockbuster president's weekend snowstorms. this one here kind of fizzled out for the washington area. but as you mentioned, central and southwestern virginia definitely had quite a hit of snow. the weather channel's mike seidel is in withville, virginia with some of the impressive totals. >> reporter: hey, chuck and aaron. the snow is winding down here in southwest virginia, but we picked up 8 1/2 inches here in withville. we're about an hour or so down 81 from roanoke. and just a couple miles down the road big problems this afternoon. late this afternoon a tractor-trailer jackknifed, shutting down both northbound lanes for over five hours. some cars detoured, but most of the semis sat tight, and we watched them this evening roll up the
. pain at the pump is becoming an election year process. it could affect his hopes for re-election. aaron gilchrist joins us now from the "news 4" super screen. >> yes, it's becoming a key issue in this election year and today president obama will unveil a strategy to ease some of that pain. a lot riding on how the president handles the situation between now and november. the last five times the gas prices spiked in an election year, the incumbent lost the white house. here's where gas prices in our area stalkd right now. most of the area above the national average of 3.57. the average is $3.62 in maryland and virginia continues to be the cheap spot. west virginia, you're paying $3.64 for unleaded. today president obama will be looking at all all of the above approach. they include increasing domestic oil and natural gas explore yags production and cutting consumption by raising fuel efficiency in cars and trucks. whether that program could succeed could mean a lots. a new poll shows his job approval rating is rising right now, but seven in ten surveying say gas prices are deeply importan
a norovirus outbreak. there have been nearly 80 case this week. aaron gilchrist is live with the latest at foggy bottom. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. i think what it's like to have the flu, pretty bad and throw in some food poisoning, and that's what a lot of students here at george washington university are talking when they talk about the norovirus. since monday, about 85 students contracted norovirus. most of them showed up at student health tuesday and wednesday. it's happening in mt. vernon and off campus as well. that nasty virus ends up on surfaces. you have kids with diarrhea, throwing up, awful cramps and maybe a fever. >> it's really bad. if anything it's debilitatindeb. you're in bed. i could don't work. stomach cramps, nausea. tired isn't the word for it. you're did yo. you're in bed hanging out. that's all. >> so university sent out a mass e-mail to everybody in the community telling people to wash their hands a lot, disinfect surfaces. the university is increasing its cleaning of common high traffic areas around the campus. and if there's any saving grace
doesn't go far enough. aaron gilchrist is at the news4 superscreen with what it means for homeowners in our area. >>> our area is going to be getting a pretty large chunk of that $25 billion payout. it doesn't exactly mean you'll get a check in the mail, though. let's look at the settlement details here. this requires five of the nation's biggest private lenders to pay up. we'll tell you how that money will be used now. some of it will go toward reducing the balance on some loans. the banks are also required to help homeowners who owe more than their house is worth. for those customers, refinancing will be made available at historically low interest rates, and finally billions of dollars will be paid in cash to the hardest hit states and to consumers who lost their homes to foreclosure. our area is actually receiving about $1.5 billion out of the settlement. maryland is getting the most here, $960 million will go to maryland. a big chunk of that will likely go to prince george's county which accounted for a quarter of maryland's foreclosures last year. virginia will receive nearly $4
. >> aaron gilchrist, thank you very much. iran is also denying any involvement in yesterday's explosions in thailand. state-run television says the country dismisses israel's charges that it was behind several explosions in bangkok which injured four thai civilians. two iranian men have been arrested in connection with the blast, though. one was injured in the attack. >>> metro is taking the first step to admitting liability in the deadly red line crash. according to the "washington examiner," metro and three equipment manufactures filed court documents on monday saying they will stipulate to liability at the trials in the four remaining lawsuits to avoid significant risks and costs that would come with hashing out the issues in court. that is the first public admission of fault in the crash. nine people were killed when two red line trains collided on june 22 others 2009. they blame a malfunctioning electronic circuit for the collision. >>> joshua weisman died when he fell nearly 20 feet from an overpass on i-395. first responders from arlington and fairfax will field calls today and to
this week alone. aaron gilchrist is live on the campus right now. >> reporter: when you think about fever, cramps, bad stuff coming out of both end, that's what's comings out george washington university. most students showed up to student health tuesday and wednesday. they live here at the foggy bottom campus. they eat together, they learn and study in pretty close quarter and that nasty little virus gets on surfaces and you end up with kids who have diarrhea, throwing up, awful cramps in some cases, fever too. g.w. sent out a warning. wash your hands a lot, disinfect everything. they're increasing cleaning in high traffic common areas. 're putting out hand sanitizer. there's no cure for norovirus, but if there's any good news here, eun, it's that the illness only lasts about a day or two. we're live at foggy bottom. >> but it could be miserable for that day. thanks so much. if you have questions search norovirus and read about more information on how to protect yourself online. >>> major mess on i-95 is now cleaned up just in time for the morning commute. a tractor-trailer crashed last
. aaron gilchrist is at the superscreen with more on this pla plan. aaron? >> reporter: the pavillion will be turned into a luxury hotel on par with the likes of the plaza hotel in new york. the old post office pavillion is on the national register of historic places, and it sits on some prime real estate that is right at pennsylvania avenue and 12th streets near the ronald reagan building. several hotel groups went after the contract, including hilton which wanted to make the space a waldorf astoria. trump won and will transform the space into more than 250 hotel rooms, as well as restaurant space, a spa, conference facilities, as well. the hope is to make it a world-class destination and preserve the building's iconic features and history. we got a statement from the general services administration which selected this proposal. it reads in part, "the trump organization will preserve the historic nature of the building and improve the vitality of pennsylvania avenue. this redevelopment represents good business sense on behalf of the american taxpayer, the federal government, and the
the weekend. aaron gilchrist has what you need to know to enjoy the big game sunday. he joins from us the news4 super screen. aaron? >> barbara, this could be one of the most watched event nrs history. estimated 100 million viewers expected to tune in and there's good reason for the hype here. we are talking about two teams that met four years ago in super bowl xlii. in what was one of the most exciting and memorable games in nfl history. the giants spoiled the patriots' bid at a perfect season with a 17-14 win and fans witnessed one of the most amazing catches ever made in super bowl history. the patriots want a little bit of revenge and the giants want to prove they can do it again. both these teams actually have a long history of success in n the postseason. giants won three super bowl rings as do the patriots have on their list. but new england's game came in a span of four years between 2002 and 2005. now, not everybody is going to be tuning in to see the game. historic rematch. some people will be glued to the commercials and entertainment if you will, original american idol winner kelly
nuclear program. aaron gilchrist is at the super screening with the late rest barbara, two major developments in iran's nuclear program getting a lot of attention this impacting international economies. iran said it is working to develop a nuclear energy program for peaceful purposes and that the two new projects revealed today are not intended to inflame global tensions. iran's news agency reports president ahmadinejad inaugurated new, faster, more effective centrifuges at the main uranium enrichment site and presented the first iranian made nuclear fuel rods. we have video of that ceremony as it was happening today. ahmadinejad inserted the first rod into the reactor at a tehran research facility. state tv also showed nuclear experts briefing him on the process there. this is all against the backdrop of toughening western sanctions. the obama administration wants to kick iran out of an international banking hub effectively crippling that country's economy. at the same time iran is starting to show some military aggression as well, especially in the strait of hormuz. that's a ma
to formally serve in roles closer to the frontlines. aaron gilchrist joins from us the super screen with more details now. >> reporter: the necessities of war forced women to the frontlines for years now often as medics or intelligence officers. now the pentagon wants to make that official. since 1994, women have only been allowed to serve in brigades. roughly 3500 troops. well, this new recommendation would change that. it would allow women to be signed to a battalion. roughly 800 service members. the army and the marine corps would likely feel this -- impact the most here. they ban women from more jobs than the air force and the navy. and special forces units like navy s.e.a.l.s would still be off-limits for women. this long standing opposition for women's roles stem from questions over strength and stamina and whether women could hurt cohesion. officials also fear that public reaction to too many women being killed in combat may be a problem. the thousands of women have served in iraq and afghanistan. and more than 150 of them have died. barbara. >> thank you, aaron. the military is gettin
become the source of increasingly violent confr confrontations with israel. aaron gilchrist is at the super screen with a closer look. >> reporter: the world is watching iran as the tension between iran and the u.s. is really starting to reach a boiling point. iran state television reporting that president ahmadinejad is introducing several new nuclear project today. they didn't detail any specifics, but a web site that monitors nuclear development says the ceremonies will include the formal opening of an underground uranium enrichment site. ahmadinejad also expected to announced first use of iranian-made nuclear fuel rods at a research reactor. the u.s. and europe planning a response, as well. the obama administration wants to kick iran out of a banking hub, crippling the country's economy. iran is also starting to show military aggression, especially in the strait of hormuz, that's a narrow shipping channel where tankers carry 1/5 of the world's oil supply every day. yesterday, several iranian navy ships were seen with swift boat action, attempting to cut off a u.s. naval
signed a deal transform the old post office pavillion. aaron gilchrist is at the news4 super screen more on what's happening. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a deal with the trump organization that will turn the old post office pavillion into a luxury hotel. something like the plaza hotel in new york, if you're familiar with that. now the old post office pavillion is actually on the national register of historic places, and it sits on pennsylvania avenue between the white house and the capitol. if you look at this, you see the ronald reagan building here, pennsylvania avenue up there. 12th street along here. several hotel groups vied for the contract including hilton which wanted to turn this into something like a waldorf astoria. the trump plan won out, though. his group will transform this space into more than 250 rooms, world-class restaurants, a spa, and conference facilities, as well. the hope is to make it a world-class destination while preserving the building's iconic features and the history. the general services administration selected this proposal. they relea
to pay $25 billion to help those who have suffered during the mortgage crisis. aaron gilchrist has more on that and what it means for homeowners in our area. >> reporter: our area is going to be getting a pretty large chunk of the $25 billion payout. it doesn't exactly mean you'll get a check in the mail, though. let's look at the settlement details here. this requires five of the nation's biggest private lenders to pay up. we'll tell you how the money is going to be used now. some of it will actually go toward reducing the balance on some loans. the banks are also required to help homeowners who owe more than their house is worth. now for those customers, refinancing will be made available at historically low interest rates. and finally billions of dollars will be paid in cash to the hardest hit states and to consumers who lost their homes to foreclosure. our area is actually receiving about $1.5 billion out of the settlement. maryland is getting the most here, $960 million will go to maryland. a big chunk of that will likely go to prince george's county which accounted for a quarter o
into the district on metro, you will want to give yourself extra time. aaron gilchrist is at the super screen with a look at closures you could run into. >> metro is using the long weekend to do major track work. three stations will be closed on two different lines. first let's talk about the orange line. you will find that on that particular line, the clarendon and the courthouse stations will close at 10:00 tonight for some switch work there. metro providing free shuttle buses between rosslyn and virginia square stations on the orange line and get you around those closures. the other closures are going to be on the red line. and what you will find is that you won't have access to the stations at grovener. that will be closed to improve cell phone service. all of these stations will close tonight at 10:00 and then you won't see them reopening until tuesday morning at rush hour because the presidents' day holiday is on monday. metro will be on a weekend schedule on monday. now back to you. >> okay. thank you, aaron. several virginia roads will soon have new route numbers. three local parkways
to clear before gay couples can walk down the aisle. aaron gilchrist is at the superscreen with more. >> reporter: that bill passed with a narrow 25-22 vote in the maryland state senate. it sets maryland up to become the eighth state along with d.c. to legalize gay marriage. governor o'malley has already said that he will sign the bill into law as soon as it hits his desk. there are opponents of the bill, though, who say that they will stop same-sex marriage from becoming law and force the issue to a statewide referendum. now in order for that to happen, opponents have to collect more than 55,000 signatures by july 1. if they can do that, which is widely expected to happen, a question will appear on the ballot on november 6, that's election day. it will ask all maryland residents whether same-sex marriage should be legalized. right now, polls show that marylanders are evenly split on the issue, but if it passes in referendum, gay marriage would become law effective january 1 of next year. now those who are in favor of a referendum have already set up a web site, mdpetitions.com. they
of murdering his girlfriend. aaron gilchrist has the possible outcomes. >> reporter: this morning the jury will consider a wide range of charges that could lead to vastly different punishments for george huguely. both the prosecution and defense are aiming for specific outcomes here. prosecutors want george huguely to be found guilty of first-degree murder. for that to be the outcome in this case, the jury would have to agree that huguely intended to kill yeardley love. by the definition of the law, that intent can be formed in an instant. that conviction carries a possible life sentence. the defense, on the other hand, does admit that huguely played a role in love's death, but he thought she was alive when he left her apartment and did not intend to kill her. because of that, they argue jurors should consider a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter which would carry a maximum sentence of ten years. there are several other outcomes that the jury can consider. another offered by the prosecution is felony murder. murder without the intent but committed during a separate felony. in this c
relationship with virginia governor bob mcdonnell. aaron gilchrist is at the news4 super screen with more. >> the visit to this area really is a big chance for the republican candidates to touch the core of their base. it started this morning with mitt romney in virginia and a traditionally republican state that voted for president obama in the last election. mitt romney was at a breakfast in northern virginia and fairfax county this morning with virginia governor bob mcdonnell. . it whooesed by the morning virginia technology council and consumer electronics association. this was an opportunity for him to talk to business leaders and the heart of the innovation community. he really zeroed in on what he believes it will take to encourage business growth and development ultimately, he says, to make america a more formidable competitor in the global economy. romney wants to see a culture shift in regulation and opening of energy resources and opening of markets for american goods as well as lower corporate tax rate. >> you have to have a tax structure to take risk starting a business or tak
theeled post office pavilion. aaron gilchrist has more on the plan. >> reporter: the trump deal will turn the old post office pavilion into a luxury hotel on par with the likes of the plaza hotel in new york. the old post office is on the national register of historic places. it sits on prime real estate at pennsylvania avenue and 12th street across from the ronald reagan building. you see it there. there are several hotel groups that went after the contract and including hilton which wanted to make this space a waldorf astoria apparently. trump, though, won and they will transform it into more than 250 rooms, world class restaurants, and a spa and conference facilities. the hope here is to make this a world class destination and preserve the building's iconic features at the same time. the general service's administration which selected this proposal released a statement that reads in part the trump organization will preserve historic nature of the building and improve the vitality of pennsylvania avenue. this redevelopment represents good business sense on behalf of the american taxpaye
're back in a moment, but first these messages and your lo >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. 8:56 this sunny thursday, february 9. let's go to storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein for a look at the forecast. >> good morning. right now with the bright sun we have a bit of a bluster yind coming in out of the north. temperatures are just now beginning to get above freezing into the low 30s to mid 30s. and later today, into the low and mid 40s, lots of sun diminishing wind and increasing clouds. friday, highs near 50. then cold air surging in friday night. may trigger light rain early on in the evening. changing to some perhaps wet snow. light snow after midnight friday night through midday saturday and cold after that into the week. >> all right. thank you, tom. >>> good morning. traveling northbound 295 you are slow from the beltway as you make your way to the 11th street bridge as you pass suitland parkway, 16 miles per hour. not seeing accidents in the roadway for you. inner loop in virginia, very slow at robinson terminal. delays continue to i-66 rig >>> we're back now with more
% lactose-free milk. >>> 9:26 on this thursday, february 23. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's go to tom kierein. looking good out there. >> yeah, sure is. we are warming up now into the 50s. later today near 70 degrees by mid afternoon, clouds coming in tonight. and might get shower tomorrow morning through midday friday. fwu gusty winds. then turning colder with gusty winds on friday evening. and that will set the stage for a chilly weekend. saturday and sunday. sunny but morning lows below freezing, afternoon highs only in the 40s. then should warm back up again first part of next week. might get rain mid week next week. >> >>> traveling northbound on 395, the accident is in the right shoulder lane. you are still seeing delays as you travel northbound. under speed at 23 miles per hour. and taking 28 minutes to get from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. aaron, back to you. >> thanks, danella. coming up on >>> the academy awards are this sunday, tomorrow on "today," we'll help you win the office pool with some of our pre-oscar predictions. the real fun will be on monday on "
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